The Meaning of Matthew 22:26 Explained

Matthew 22:26

KJV: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

YLT: in like manner also the second, and the third, unto the seventh,

Darby: In like manner also the second and the third, unto the seven.

ASV: in like manner the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

What does Matthew 22:26 Mean?

Context Summary

Matthew 22:23-33 - The Scriptures Teach The Resurrection
The Sadducees professed themselves to be bound by the Pentateuch, and to have searched in vain for evidences of a life beyond. They were greatly startled, therefore, when our Lord proved human immortality from the book of Exodus. He had never passed through their schools and sat at the feet of their great teachers, but He showed them that "at the Bush" the voice of God attested eternal life.
The great I AM would never have spoken of Himself as the God of the patriarchs, centuries after their earthly career had closed, unless they had been living somewhere still. It was certain that they were all alive; otherwise God would have said, "I was their God." Death is not a chamber, but a passage; not an abiding-place, but a crossing over; not a state, but an act, an experience, a crossing of the bar, a going within the veil. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the myriads who have warred and stormed over the earth, are living as intensely as ever. [source]

Chapter Summary: Matthew 22

1  The parable of the marriage of the king's son
9  The vocation of the Gentiles
12  The punishment of him who lacked a wedding garment
15  Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar
23  Jesus confutes the Sadducees for the resurrection;
34  answers which is the first and great commandment;
41  and puzzles the Pharisees by a question about the Messiah

What do the individual words in Matthew 22:26 mean?

Likewise also the second and third unto the seventh
ὁμοίως καὶ δεύτερος καὶ τρίτος ἕως τῶν ἑπτά

ὁμοίως  Likewise 
Parse: Adverb
Root: ὁμοίως  
Sense: likewise, equally, in the same way.
καὶ  also 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: καί  
Sense: and, also, even, indeed, but.
δεύτερος  second 
Parse: Adjective, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: δεύτερον 
Sense: the second, the other of two.
τρίτος  third 
Parse: Adjective, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: τρίτον 
Sense: the third.
ἕως  unto 
Parse: Preposition
Root: ἕως  
Sense: till, until.
ἑπτά  seventh 
Parse: Adjective, Genitive Masculine Plural
Root: ἑπτά  
Sense: seven.

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